One of the crucial aspects of searching for a job in any field is polishing your resume to highlight your skills and past experience in your field. For senior caregivers, creating a resume helps show potential employers or seniors and their families who you might be working for specifically what your work history is and why you would be a good fit for their open position. The Pocket Mobile Resume app allows you to build your resume one section at a time on your smartphone.
To create a new resume, the app provides categories to choose from including Personal info, Education, Experience, References, Skills and Other info. For caregivers, Experience and References should be included on a resume to show experience in the field and provide information for previous employers who can give you a good referral. Additionally, under personal information be sure to include your phone number and/or professional e-mail address so that you're easy to reach for an interview.
The app itself provides specific fields to auto format each section, which limits the formatting options to a few in the but but is a lot easier than trying to format it yourself in a word processor. The app also doesn't require an answer for every field, so it's entirely customizable for what information you want to display. It allows you to edit and work on each section individually and add them to an existing resume, so you can work on it when you have a few minutes here and there as opposed to needing to block off a large chunk of time to write the whole thing at once. Users can also preview their resume and its formatting on a separate tab.
The only downsides to this app is that the free version doesn't allow the user to export a resume off of their phone. For a one time $0.99 charge for the upgraded version of the app, users have options to export an unlimited number of resumes from the app into a PDF or HTML format.
The basic version of the app is available for free for iPhone.
Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist.